Search Tag: AF

Executive Health Management

Cardiology and mHealth – Rethink About Monitoring

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Overview about the value of mHealth in cardiology exemplified by some promising tools that for sure will change the way cardiology is practiced, especially in the management of rhythm disturbances like atrial fibrillation.   Where Are We Now?   Nowadays, there is a lot of hype about the role of wearables and mobile health (mHealth)... Read more

Executive Health Management

Transforming Colorectal Surgery Outcomes

2019 26 Aug

How End to End Enhanced Recovery and Prehabilitation Transformed Colorectal Surgery Outcomes   Complications in all types of surgery place a significant burden on patients’ quality of life and on all clinicians involved in the care pathway. In laparoscopic colorectal surgery, anastomotic leaks are of great concern to surgeons and can place considerable... Read more

Cardiology Management

AF to affect over 14 million people in the EU by 2060

2019 12 Jun

Urgent action is needed to prevent, detect and treat atrial fibrillation to stop a substantial rise in disabling strokes. That’s the main message of a paper published in EP Europace, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), during World Heart Rhythm Week. Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disorder and accounts... Read more

Cardiology Management

#EHRA2019: BP control reduces risk of atrial fibrillation-associated dementia

2019 27 Mar

A South Korean study of more than 196,000 patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) showed that blood pressure control in mid-life could reduce the risk of AF-associated dementia. The findings were presented at EHRA 2019, a congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).   The study is the first of its kind to show that AF patients in... Read more

ICU Management

Practice variation in managing AF during critical illness

2018 24 Apr

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia encountered in the intensive care unit. Pre-existing AF is highly prevalent among older patients with chronic conditions who are at risk for critical illness, while new-onset AF can be triggered by accelerated atrial remodelling and arrhythmogenic triggers encountered during critical illness. However,... Read more

Cardiology Management

Current Models Do Not Predict Atrial Fibrillation Risk Accurately

2016 17 Oct

In a study published in the JAMA Cardiology , Darbar and colleagues found that the risk prediction model for atrial fibrillation (AF) developed by investigators on the Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology-Atrial Fibrillation (CHARGE-AF) trial does not accurately predict incidence of the condition.   Various risk models have been... Read more

ICU Management

High Incidence of New-Onset AF in the ICU

2015 25 Apr

A new study shows that new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF), a common arrhythmia in the ICU, occurred in approximately 5 to 15 percent of all non-cardiac critically ill patients — a figure exceeding previous estimates. Also, hospital mortality in new-onset AF patients was higher than that of patients without AF, according to the study published in the... Read more

IT Management

Mobile Apps for Tracking Heart Health

2014 03 Sep

Two mobile applications that allow patients to track heart health from home have recently been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These mobile apps are from two Silicon Valley startups, AliveCor and Vital Connect, according to an EIN News article. AliveCor said it has obtained the FDA's approval to detect serious heart conditions... Read more

Cardiology Management

Study: Perioperative AF Impacts Stroke Risk

2014 12 Aug

Patients experiencing atrial fibrillation (AF) while hospitalised for surgery have an increased long-term risk of ischemic stroke, more so following noncardiac surgery, according to results of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) . Data show that AF and flutter affect some 33 million people around the world.... Read more

Cardiology Management

Delayed Cardioversion Increases Thromboembolic Risk

2014 12 Aug

Correcting an abnormal cardiac rhythm from atrial fibrillation (AF) should be done urgently, according to recent findings which observed that delaying such action could lead to increased risk of thromboembolic complications. A study, seen in the August 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) , noted that a 12-hour delay... Read more